Two kinds of knowledge
God’s New Covenant teaching
Knowledge revealed by God versus knowledge acquired by our senses. Two kinds of knowledge.
There is sense knowledge
This is knowledge we acquire through our five physical senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – to which we then apply the reasoning ability of our brains. The world relentlessly pursues this kind of knowledge believing it to be the only kind of knowledge that exists. The world grades people on the extent of their sense knowledge and on their ability to process that knowledge.
None of us can know God through sense knowledge, although many try to:
1 Cor. 1:21 For in the wisdom of God the world (people) by its wisdom (sense knowledge) did not know God …
Having perfect natural eyesight and hearing and a high I.Q. will contribute nothing to knowing God if we are looking to the natural human faculties of sense knowledge and reason:
Matthew 13:13 Therefore I (Jesus) speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive
Then there is revelation knowledge – God must reveal it to my heart
Matthew 16:17 Jesus answered and said to him “Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood (people) have not revealed this to you but my Father which is in heaven (has revealed it)
John 3:27 …A man can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven above.
This is knowledge that God reveals to me. It is exclusively a gift from God. None of my natural human abilities, especially my brain, can increase in the slightest way my receiving revelation knowledge of God. Because it is only given to the heart, that is the spirit of a person.
Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him
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